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A new movie release inspires a look back at two older films with similar themes but different approaches.

A new movie release inspires a look back at two older films with similar themes but different approaches.
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A new movie release inspires a look back at two older films with similar themes but different approaches.

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English


Episodes

Ep. 310 - The Commune (Addams Family Values vs. We Bought a Zoo)

1/15/2018
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On this episode we expand the definition of family films with two personal favorites in ADDAMS FAMILY VALUES and WE BOUGHT A ZOO. Guest Ben Zuk and your host have threatened to feature these two films for quite some time, and last year's release of THE COMMUNE (now available on Hulu) gave us somewhat of an excuse to do so. Hopefully we can change some hearts and minds to appreciate some of Cameron Crowe's best work, but failing that check out our new podcast launching this week: 99 from...

Duration:01:07:17

Ep. 309 - Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Contact vs. Another Earth)

1/1/2018
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Guest Andrew of AB Film Review & The Last New Wave joins the podcast to experience first contact multiple times as we continue to feature favorite films from our guests. On this episode we learn that ANOTHER EARTH does not earn that distinction from our Australian friend, but he shares a passion for Steven Spielberg's CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND, which celebrated a 40th anniversary re-release this year. Along the way we also make time to question the existence of God when Jake Busey...

Duration:01:37:20

Ep. 308 - Star Wars The Last Jedi (The Matrix Reloaded vs. mother!)

12/20/2017
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We return from exile, rested and with far too much blue milk for our episode on STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI. Critically applauded as a return to the peak of this franchise, a vocal minority of fans feel otherwise. Since we are aware that you waited for this podcast to advise you on a possible ticket purchase, WEB BIST of DARN THAT DREAM answers the call and tries out some new material. This is a hint to please keep listening after the cold open. Please. If you do make that choice, you will...

Duration:01:17:58

Ep. 307 - The Big Sick (I Love You, Man vs. Away We Go)

11/3/2017
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And we're back. We wake up this podcast to discover that we are in love with Kumail Nanjiani in THE BIG SICK. Unfortunately Jairo of THE TRUE BROMANCE FILM PODCAST is also with us at his weepiest as he raves about this new film, while expressing some displeasure with our two older film selections on love stories on the external influences surrounding our onscreen couples. In AWAY WE GO Maya Rudolph and John Krasinski travel across country to find the perfect place and the perfect people to...

Duration:01:33:12

Ep. 306 - The Beguiled (In the Company of Men vs. Jackie Brown)

8/1/2017
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Back for her second straight episode Amanda Iman from Amanda Picture Show A Go Go and Culture Pop A Go Go discusses the highs and lows of seeing con men get conned in our episode inspired by Sofia Coppola's latest film THE BEGUILED. For the double feature we travel back to the more innocent (?) times of Neil Labute's IN THE COMPANY OF MEN, which without a single murder is more unpleasant than the surprisingly sweet JACKIE BROWN from Quentin Tarantino. Join us as we plot a happily ever...

Duration:01:38:47

Ep. 305 - Rough Night (Bridesmaids vs. Bachelorette)

7/31/2017
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On this episode we welcome two first time guests. Amanda Iman of Amanda's Picture Show A Go Go and Culture Pop A Go Go joins the podcast for a very late ROUGH NIGHT discussion on women behaving badly in comedy. This inspires a conversation on two older films that share this premise with co-host Chris of Following Films and our second guest Christine Schiefer from And That's Why We Drink on BRIDESMAIDS and BACHELORETTE. ALSO: We apologize to Adam Scott for the content of this podcast, but...

Duration:01:28:01

Ep. 304 - The Wedding Plan (Muriel's Wedding vs. The Wedding Singer)

7/17/2017
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On this episode we plan to podcast through technical difficulties to promote our favorite film and performance of the year (so far) with THE WEDDING PLAN. This 2016 Israeli film makes its way to the States by tackling a lot of rom-com conventions we have grown accustomed to with a female lead's worth being determined by their romantic partner or lack thereof. Two previous films have also explored this idea in comedic fashion. One from our Australian friends (we promise this ends the streak...

Duration:01:09:44

Ep. 303 - Hounds of Love (Chopper vs. Animal Kingdom)

7/11/2017
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On this episode Andrew of AB Film Review and The Last New Wave put his Patreon dollars to use by programming a triple feature of Australian crime films. New release HOUNDS OF LOVE starts off this podcast abduction as Chris and Mike debate the merits of enjoying a film that isn't designed to be enjoyed. Thankfully we turn to the more gregarious nature of crime with Eric Bana's breakout performance in CHOPPER going up against more established Aussies in Joel Edgerton and Guy Pearce in ANIMAL...

Duration:01:06:27

Ep. 302 - Baby Driver (Speed vs. The Fast and the Furious)

7/10/2017
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We get back behind the podcast wheel for the much anticipated BABY DRIVER, Edgar Wright's latest dork-fest which takes a look at the much used trope of the stoic getaway driver. To celebrate its release we look back at other films using a character's experience or lack thereof against veteran criminals in the two action films classics SPEED and THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS. For that conversation we welcome one of our earliest podcast supporters in Jeremy from the Movie Madness Podcast, but...

Duration:01:28:59

Ep. 301 - To Steal from a Thief (The Silent Partner vs. Inside Man)

5/11/2017
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After producing three hundred episodes we decided to dig into our archives for a "lost" episode. Originally scheduled for August 2016 this show on TO STEAL FROM A THIEF is revived for two reasons: 1) we are incredibly lazy and 2) this Spanish film which was unable to get a theatrical release in the U.S. has now hit Netflix where it will presumably be ignored for more hate-watching of FULLER HOUSE. But we couldn't ignore it as it gives us a chance to look back at two great heist films set...

Duration:01:31:54

Ep. 300 - The Circle (Brazil vs. A Scanner Darkly)

5/9/2017
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For episode 300 we did not select that particular Zack Snyder "classic" but we do have a number of guests doing their best readings from that film. Dwight of The Broken Brain, Dave of Pop Culture Case Study, Jairo of The True Bromance Film Podcast, Jason of Atlantic Screen Connection, Kevin of Cinema Geeks, Daniel of Get Reel Movies, and Jess & Non of Joy Sandwich are all here to blot out the podcast sun as we debate Our Future Identity as seen in new release THE CIRCLE. This...

Duration:02:16:20

Ep. 299 - Unforgettable (27 Dresses vs. Home Sweet Hell)

5/4/2017
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We had to do it before we reached episode 300, otherwise we just wouldn't have the respect of our listeners if we didn't tackle the greatest question every filmgoer has these days... just why does everyone hate Katherine Heigl? To answer that question, Dave of Pop Culture Case Study discusses the arc of this leading lady's career from a budding romcom star trying to finally be the bride 27 DRESSES to the cold, controlling wife in HOME SWEET HELL. All of this and the new release...

Duration:01:17:43

Ep. 298 - Brimstone (The Night of the Hunter vs. Footloose)

5/2/2017
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On this episode we do what we've been doing for damn near 300 episodes: preach against children. To do so we bring in a couple of our favorite men of faith who share this ideology in Robert Mitchum's Father of the Year from THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER and John Lithgow's life of the party pastor from FOOTLOOSE. This is of course for the video release of BRIMSTONE starring our favorite Australian Guy Pearce as a man who just can't stand Dakota Fanning and THAT of course means we bring in as a...

Duration:01:20:33

Ep. 297 - Song to Song (All the Boys Love Mandy Lane vs. Ain't Them Bodies Saints)

5/1/2017
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On this episode we talk about our passion for the look of Terrence Malick films with William Lindus of the Movie Bears Podcast and Jairo of The True Bromance Film Podcast. This is something we share with two of the filmmakers featured on this podcast as we discuss the merits of the Malick influence on Jonathan Levine's ALL THE BOYS LOVE MANDY LANE and David Lowery's AIN'T THEM BODIES SAINTS. But before we get into those troubled love stories, we see if the man himself continues to trouble...

Duration:01:59:07

Ep. 296 - The Discovery (Heaven Can Wait vs. Defending Your Life)

4/8/2017
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Our countdown to episode 300 begins with fellow Following Films podcast host Peter of Original Remake. Inspired by the new Netflix original film THE DISCOVERY we take a look at accidents in the afterlife in Warren Beatty's HEAVEN CAN WAIT and Albert Brooks' DEFENDING YOUR LIFE. Alyssa from the Hindsight Movie Podcast joins us to debate which film you should give a second chance. The one with the confidence of the ultimate movie star, or the neurotic everyman facing his fears? Face your...

Duration:01:29:23

Ep. 295 - The Blackcoat's Daughter (Diabolique vs. Suspiria)

4/4/2017
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On this episode we don't take off for spring break as we hang back with the creepy girls of new release THE BLACKCOAT'S DAUGHTER. This much delayed but well worth it film inspires a look back at other anti-SPRING BREAKERS films in the very influential cinematic classics DIABOLIQUE and SUSPIRIA. But even with this great material we still manage to get away from our film studies to take shots at Tim Allen, David Spade, and GHOST IN THE SHELL. ALSO: This podcast is labeled explicit for a...

Duration:01:26:29

Ep. 294 - T2 Tainspotting (Shallow Grave vs. A Life Less Ordinary)

3/25/2017
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On this episode we celebrate (?) the release of T2: TRAINSPOTTING by traveling across the Atlantic to take a tour of Danny Boyle and Ewan McGregor's collaboration of crime in cinema. As our tour guide we have a local in Alice Bishop take this podcast through Boyle and McGregor's first work together in 1994's SHALLOW GRAVE up to these filmmakers attempt to go Hollywood in 1997's A LIFE LESS ORDINARY. Are we Americans to blame? Or did Danny Boyle and Ewan McGregor just get old? Tune in and...

Duration:01:13:39

Ep. 293 - Tower (Elephant vs. Dark Night)

3/17/2017
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On this episode we try to respectfully discuss films focused on mass shootings. Because we are incapable of this, we bring on our resident political correspondent Dwight Hurst of The Broken Brain for new to video TOWER. This critically acclaimed film has us looking at two more controversial "day of" films in Gus Van Sant's ELEPHANT and Tim Sutton's DARK NIGHT. All three movies approach the subject matter with interesting stylistic choices though the subject matter remains a hard sale. And...

Duration:01:12:08

Ep. 292 - Suntan (Election vs. Greenberg)

3/10/2017
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On this episode one of our hosts is out of the country, so this podcast does the same. SUNTAN, a Greek film that our listeners have demanded, makes it ways to the U.S. and to your ears alongside two other films about middle aged men dabbling in the affairs of young women. First is Alexander Payne's ELECTION where Matthew Broderick attempts to stop Reese Witherspoon from adding one more victory to her young life by becoming her high school class president. As if that wasn't unlikeable...

Duration:01:25:25

Ep. 291 - I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore (Hello I Must Be Going vs. Happy Christmas)

3/3/2017
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On this episode we participate in a cinematic home invasion with Melanie Lynskey to celebrate her new film, the 2017 Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner I DON'T FEEL AT HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE. To make sure we're comfortable in our selected double feature on homes, we bring back a favorite guest in Karly from the Core Temp Arts network podcasts That Pop This Life and Talking Shondaland. We discuss Lynskey having her home invaded by sister-in-law Anna Kendrick in the improvised HAPPY...

Duration:01:21:06

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